Marthe McKenna I Was A Spy!

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I Was A Spy!

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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In addition to receiving the Iron Cross from the Germans for her wartime contribution as a nurse, Marthe Mckenna (nee Cnockaert, codename Laura ) was later mentioned by Douglas Haig in British Despatches and was awarded the French and Belgian Orders of the Legion of Honour for her espionage work. I Was A Spy! was first published in 1932 with an extended Foreword by Winston Churchill and was made into a film in 1933 directed by Victor Saville and starring Madeleine Carroll. The success of the book encouraged Marthe to write further memoirs of her wartime exploits, and those of her small band of fellow spies, and also led to a series of espionage novels written in collaboration with her British husband John Jock McKenna.

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Straight out of Boys' Own Paper! I was reading stories like this in my comics in the 1950s, never quite able to believe that such things actually happened, and that such people actually really existed!’ - (Books Monthly UK)

McKenna's style is a breathless mix of Celia Johnson crossed with Enid Blyton... she drives her narrative at a brisk clip and becomes an entertaining and rather endearing companion. (The Independent)

This re-issue of a gripping tale of the wartime adventures of a legendary heroine, perhaps ranking alongside the legendary Violette Szabo, is one to be welcomed. Churchill was not the only one who could not stop reading this until 4am! (Britain At War)

Written at an electric pace ... McKenna’s is an unremitting adventure (history of War Magazine)

Her tale is a thrilling one. The main description of her life and intrigues and adventures is undoubtedly authentic. I was unable to stop reading it until 4 a.m.” The pages of this book are dramatically riddled with suspicion, fear and excruciating, life-and-death tension....fast-paced bit of remarkable reading. (Toy Soldier and Model Figure Magazine)

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